The Shakeup at 98.9 KNUC The Bull Continues

Morning host Tim Leary has rejected his suggested move to afternoons and will instead exit the station to pursue other opportunities.

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Published on April 18, 2019 at 12:03 pm by Turn Table3

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. April 18th

IT WAS APRIL 18th … when future late night TV host Johnny Carson played a bored New Jersey husband with a gift for picking horse-racing winners, in a Playhouse 90 production on CBS-TV…
When the reality TV show “Real People” debuted, featuring John Barbour, Sarah Purcell, Byron Allen, Skip Stephenson, and Bill Rafferty…
When the TV movie “Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys” aired on ABC…
and when Arsenio Hall (pictured)l announced (for the first time) he would end his five-year-old late-night TV talk show the following month…
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Seattle Radio PPM’s: Research Director Inc. Breaks out the Demos

Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) dominates the demographic breakouts.

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Published on at 2:46 pm by Ron Robinson

Netflix adds 9.6 million subscribers in first quarter as competition heats up

The first-quarter surge left Netflix with nearly 149 million subscribers worldwide through March.

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Published on at 7:26 am by clockwatcher

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 17th

IT WAS APRIL 17th .. when San Francisco radio station KPO (now KNBR) took to the airwaves with 50 watts of power…
When writer/producer Wyllis Cooper brought Lights Out to NBC radio for what would be acclaimed as the medium’s ultimate horror show…
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured Petula Clark singing “Sign of the Times’, and The Animals performing “Don’t Bring Me Down”…
and when comedian Joey Bishop (pictured) got the opportunity to try to unseat the king of late night, Johnny Carson, courtesy of ABC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on April 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Cumulus Sells KLOS Los Angeles for $43 million

“The sale of KLOS to MERUELO MEDIA at an attractive multiple allows us to generate substantial cash, which can be used to further pay down debt and invest in high-potential business opportunities.”

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Published on at 3:42 pm by Turn Table3

KUOW FM (NPR) Continues Atop Seattle Radio PPM’s

News/Talk KUOW edges Movin’ 92.5 for top spot, with KSWD The Sound consolidating its hold on 3rd place.

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Published on at 2:39 pm by boredop

Georgia Engel, who played Georgette on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ has Died, aged 70

The cause of death was undetermined, because Ms. Engel, a Christian Scientist, did not consult doctors.

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Published on at 11:47 am by mikedup

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 16th

IT WAS APRIL 16th … in the early years of radio when Vancouver’s CNRV became CRCV 1100 as the Canadian Radio Commission took over operations from the CNR…
When the soon-to-be highly popular “Fibber McGee & Molly” radio program debuted on the N-B-C Blue Network from Chicago…
When Polly Bergen (pictured) starred in “The Helen Morgan Story” on CBS TV’s live drama showcase Playhouse 90…
and when Walter Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchor of “The CBS Evening News.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on April 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere watched by Record 2.9 million Canadians

Sunday was also the biggest night for Crave’s digital platforms ever. The number of Crave sign-ups also spiked 1000 percent in the week leading up to the show’s debut.

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Published on at 6:34 pm by Radio Man